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Another YouTube embarrassment for IDF

Clip uploaded to YouTube shows IDF soldier belly dancing around handcuffed Palestinian

Another embarrassment for IDF: A YouTube clip aired by Channel 10 Monday evening shows an IDF soldier belly dancing around a bound Palestinian woman, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.


The handcuffed, blindfold woman is leaning on a wall, while a soldier wearing eyeglasses performs belly dancing moves around her, with his comrades cheering him on and videotaping the "show."


The latest video marks yet another embarrassment for the army, about a month and a half after images of former soldier Eden Abergil posing for photographs alongside bound Palestinian detainees provoked local and global outrage.


Following the publication of the images, it turned out that dozens of IDF soldiers have posted similar photographs on the Internet during their military service. The army is now forced to regularly contend with problematic images that tainted the IDF's and Israel's global image.


The IDF's Spokesman's Office issued the following response: "Following your inquiry and a review of the video clips, the Military Prosecutor's Office ordered a Military Police investigation to be launched, and this will be done in any case that raises suspicions of similar conduct in the future."


"The IDF condemns this kind of activity, as shown in the video clips, and has worked and is working to eradicate it via briefings to soldiers, instructions to commanders, military orders, and punishment where necessary. The clips do not depict the norm, but rather, are anomalies," the army said.



פרסום ראשון: 10.05.10, 11:05
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